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LCD's & PS3

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by flukeskywalker, May 17, 2005.

  1. flukeskywalker

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    OK, this may be better suited to the gaming section but it is LCD related.

    Now that the PS3 has been announced and it supports 1080p and has a HDMI connection, what requirements must a suitable LCD TV have in order to view all this in full?

    I have a recently purchased samsung LE32A41BX which I was led to believe was HD ready, but it only has a DVI connection. After a quick search I can see DVI to HDMI connectors, will that affect the picture quality?

    Can my Samsung support 1080p? or even 1080i?

    Any help would be appreciated!!!!
     
  2. ianh64

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    A quick search for this specs of this display seem to indicate that it supports DVI-HDCP so it is likely to be compatible with the PS3 - it doesn't specify whether this is a DVI-PC or DVI-Video level input - for HDMI it is most likely that it will need to support DVI-Video levels. If you connect one device to the other and the DVI levels are not compatible you will still get a picture but you will loose dynamic range of colours, ie very light blacks.

    Very few displays support 1080p, utilising either 720p and/or 1080i. I cannot find what standards the Samsung support - the best place to look is in the manual. To be 100% certain it will work with all software, UK and foreign, it would need to support the resolutions at both 50Hz and 60hz.

    -Ian
     
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    Cheers Ian, According to the manual it will only support 1080i, ah well. I'm guessing this will look quite nice anyway.

    Thanks for the info!
     
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    Here's a quick question....since the UK is PAL Territory, do DVDs and future game consoles have 576p rather than 480p? And 864p rather than 720p?

    Because if we only get the option of 480p, then surely using normal 576i (PAL or PAL60) will result in better resolution?
     
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    Not saying that there aren't any displays, but none to mind that can take a 1080p signal. Most take a 1080i signal though. Sharp do a 45" LCD that has a resolution of 1920x1080 that is on sale for about £5500.

    Richie.
     
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    Standard definition (SD) PAL is 576i visible (625i) at 50 fields/25 frames per second. Progressive PAL is 576p @ 50 frames per second, progressive NTSC is 480p @ 60 frames per second, so twice the amount of information is needed for progressive display.

    The two most common high definition (HD) standards are 720p (1280x720 progressive) and 1080i (1920x1080 interlaced) irrespective of whether it is US or European. The only difference between Europe and US are the refresh rates : 60Hz US or 50Hz European. For Europe this equates to 720p@50 frames per second, 1080i@25 frames/50 fields per second.

    The bandwidth required by 1080i and 720p are similar, 1080i requiring slightly more. Since your screen is 1366x768 pixels, it is likely that 720p will look better than 1080i - you may have the option of either viewing 720p with borders or scaled slightly up by the display. 1080i will need to be scaled down to fit the screen so quite a bit of information is lost. It will then be deinterlaced by the display.

    1080p @ 50/60 frames per second is way off in the broadcast world timeline due to the bandwidth required.

    -Ian
     
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    So why can't we use 720p @ 60Hz with PAL? We can use 576i @ 60Hz even without HDTV.
     
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    And don't forget...

    :rolleyes:

    :D
     
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    I read on an american site today that the PS3's video frame buffer would be hard pushed to put out a smooth 1080P signal. Perhaps its just gonna be on puzzle games or static screens in between the fast action?

    Dont worry about it - Gaming at 720P & 1080i will still look stunning!

    :smashin:
     
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    I plan to buy a 1280x720p res 32 inch LCD for use with Xbox 360/PS3 and HD-DVD/Blue ray. Will a 1080p screen at 37 or 42 inch give me a huge noticeable difference in pic quality then a 32 inch at 720p?
     
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    It is a massive resolution difference between 1080p and 720p, and the PS3's potential 1080p output has made me seriously reconsider my purchase of a new LCD at this point. I was looking at buying the Hitachi 32LD7200, which would have given me a preference to using 720p, and incompatability with 1080p.

    But, as someone mentioned earlier, it could be the case that very few PS3 games will use 1080p, and it's certainly more likely that most games will play in 720p.

    I really want to purchase a HD set now, but Im desparately trying to hold onto my money, considering that Im buying it for use with hardware that hasn't even been released yet.

    Would anyone like to guess at (or even knows) how long we have to wait until 1080p native sets are widely available in the UK, i.e. sub £2000?
     
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